8 days
Duration
Sep-Dec
Dates
Europe, Madeira
Location

We offer you carefully crafted biking holidays that can be easily adapted to your experience, skills, and needs. So, join us for your next ride and discover Madeira’s best trails!

Some facts about Madeira

This unique island called Madeira, is a Portuguese archipelago situated in the North Atlantic Ocean. It is best known for its warm, subtropical climate and wine! Yeah, you read it right 😉

The next N1 mountain biking destination?

We do believe this island has a great potential to become THE mountain bike destination everyone will brag about! Firstly, as it offers a sustainable trail network around the whole island, it enables easy movements. Secondly, our local guides are really impatient to share with you the most spectacular, remote and diverse locations. Finally, they always look for the best way to please your needs on this overwhelming island!

Ok, I am in! What is the plan?

East to West, South to North, we will explore all the four corners of Madeira in a week of action! Regarding the detailed itinerary, we will adapt it each day according to the current weather conditions. In general, we will ride 5 days – 360 Madeira. On average, we make 22 miles per day, of what 6500 ft descent and 650 ft ascent.

However, this package offers more than just riding!

“Wait, do you mean this gets even better?” YES, it does! This trip on Madeira is also a cultural and gastronomical adventure. Whatsmore, you can experience the island as a true local! You will have a chance to try some of the local’s dishes and taste the exquisite Madeira wine!

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Funchal Airport (Madeira)
DEPARTURE TIME Please arrive by 12:00 noon for a prompt departure at 1:00 PM
RETURN TIME Approximately 12:00 noon
WEAR Comfortable bike and athletic clothing, sport shoes (biking shoes), jacket and sunscreen
INCLUDED
Funchal airport shuttle to accommodation and back
5 days of guided riding and 7 days accommodation
accommodation in a private villa (minimum four and maximum seven riders) or a hotel (from single riders or big groups)
unlimited access to all the facilities in your accommodation complex
 classified English speaking local guide ready to help you 24/7
biking tours with transportation (save those legs for the fun part)
access to bike wash facilities
professional mechanic at your disposal
certified mountain bike guide at your disposal
NOT INCLUDED
airfare (we can help you purchase the best ticket possible)
bike hire (enduro) – we can arrange bike hire for the duration of the trip (book in advance)
personal safety and biking equipment
food and drinks
travel and activity insurance
tips are optional and not included in price
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Day 1 – Shuttle from the Funchal Airport to your hotel in Funchal de Capital or to the Villa (about 15 min away from the capital)

If you are traveling from far away we do recommend you arrive early enough to help you adjust to the time zone and to avoid any luggage or flight delay complications.

We will pick you up at the airport and drive you to your chosen accommodation for the week. After you get settled and relaxed, you will meet your local guide for a short briefing about the upcoming days. A quick chat will be followed by a dinner in town (suggested by locals) and a relaxed time getting to know each other.

Alternatively, you can organize your own arrival to Madeira and join us whenever it suits you best.

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Day 2 – Warm up Madeira

The first day, your local guide will introduce you to the most common trails and rules around the area. Then, we will set up your bikes and hit the first trails.

Regarding the lunch breaks, the guide will stop at a local snack-bar/restaurant to eat a hot light meal and taste some of the island’s specialties coming from this small, but a truly diverse island.

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Day 3 -7 – 360 Madeira

A more detailed daily itinerary will be made on spot acknowledging the experiences of the local guides about the weather conditions and the state of trails. Consequently, the guide will choose the most suitable option for you to experience Madeira on bikes at its best.

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Day 8 – Departure day

Packing and shuttle back to the airport.

*A more detailed daily itinerary is made closer to the date of the departure.

We are passionate adventure travelers ourselves. We have spent our lives in search for the ultimate outdoor experiences. You will gain skills in outdoor activities and meet like-minded individuals to share wonderful adventures. Passion and full dedication to details for each itinerary as well as an excellent relationship with our suppliers in Slovenia have built up the Bikehiketours brand.
Your adventure guides are local and experienced professionals who have a real passion for outdoor activities and for the culture and landscape.
Your safety is their number one priority, closely followed by your enjoyment of the tour. They will always be on-hand to answer any questions or requests you may have throughout your trip. We choose our guides for their expertise in outdoor activities. They are experts in their fields.
We only run small group adventures to ensure that everyone has the best experience possible and not get lost in the crowd. There will generally be between seven and 14 people in each group. The minimum number of people we require to run our tours is four.
Our tour caters for a wide age range, typically between 30 and 60 years old, but age is simply a state of mind, as they say, and we welcome anyone over the age of 18! 
Tours are designed at your own pace and you will enjoy no matter what your age.

Each evening your guides will chat with you about the following day’s activities and give you an idea of the sorts of trails you can look forward to. If there’s anything you feel anxious about, your guides will be happy to discuss it with you.
We recommend following a general training in the weeks leading up to your trip.
Your guide will be very happy to give you some bike skills training during your trip to help improve your confidence and your enjoyment of your bike adventure. 

As fellow sports enthusiasts, we understand the comfort you may find in riding with your own gear. Due to things can get a bit challenging when it comes to traveling please consult our booking manager prior to departure.

Q. Will I have to carry my own luggage?
You will never have to worry about your bags on tour. You only need to carry a daypack with you whilst riding. We have a support vehicle and driver who will transfer your luggage to your next accommodation each day, and have it ready and waiting for your arrival.
On your holiday you will be staying in a range of comfortable, welcoming local accommodations, including traditional guest houses, small hotels, and a boutique hotel. For details please consult with your booking manager.
Traveling light is the key. Although the daytime and nighttime temperatures can vary in the mountains, so you must make sure that you have plenty of layers of breathable clothing to ensure that you are always warm enough and can remove a layer if you get too hot. 
You should also bring cycling shorts/trousers, gloves, padded undershorts, waterproof jacket, flip-flops, specific shoes for cycling.
Where the meals are included in Bikehiketours itineraries they are in a group setting. 
Your Bikehiketours guide will also be with you during these scheduled meals. 
During the meals that are not included in the itinerary, you are free to choose where you would like to dine. Your guide will advise you the best places to dine for these meals. You can choose to join with others and decide to dine together somewhere or, if you desire some independent time, you are also always welcome to do your own thing.
Medical insurance is mandatory on all of our holidays. We also recommend trip cancellation insurance. Contact your booking manager and we will help you choose the right plan for your holiday.
Many of our travelers join as singles. We charge single supplement fee to solo travelers for single room use. But don’t worry, we can pair you with another traveler of the same gender if you like.


A single supplement is an additional charge for a private room for guests traveling alone.
The cost of our holidays does not include international airfare. However, we are happy to assist you in booking flights to join with each tour. The prices vary depending on the season and the point of departure.
We can arrange early arrivals and extended visits. We will be happy to provide suggestions and ideas.
The more in advance you book, the greater availability of dates you’ll find.

Attention to the smallest details, expertise, and great local guides are the key to a successful adventure.